Google's Cell Network Provider Suffers Data Hack Bearing Connection To T-Mobile's Latest Breach

  • Alphabet Inc GOOG GOOGL Google's cell network provider Google Fi was hit by a data breach related to the recent T-Mobile US, Inc TMUS hack.
  • Google said that the primary network provider for Google Fi disclosed suspicious activity relating to a third-party support system containing a "limited amount" of Google Fi customer data.
  • The timing of the notice and Google Fi's use of a combination of T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular for network connectivity hinted at links to the most recent T-Mobile hack. 
  • Google says the hackers accessed limited customer information, including phone numbers, account status, SIM card serial numbers, and details about customers' mobile service plans, TechCrunch reports.
  • Google said that the hackers did not take customers' personal information or payment card data, passwords, PINs, or the contents of text messages or calls.
  • TMUS identified a data hack on January 5 for 37 million current postpaid and prepaid customer accounts.
  • The hacker stole data, including names, billing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, T-Mobile account numbers, and information such as the number of lines on the account and plan features.
  • The company said there might be "significant expenses" in connection with this most recent incident
  • Price Action: GOOG shares traded lower by 0.55% at $99.32 in the premarket on the last check Tuesday.
Market News and Data brought to you by Benzinga APIs
Posted In: NewsTechMediaBriefs
Benzinga simplifies the market for smarter investing

Trade confidently with insights and alerts from analyst ratings, free reports and breaking news that affects the stocks you care about.

Join Now: Free!